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Doctor insights on: Effect Smoking Weed

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Can paranoia be a longterm effect of smoking weed?

Can paranoia be a longterm effect of smoking weed?

Yes: Smoking weed can induce paranoia as well as many other symptoms. The effects may long outlast the immediate drug effects. There are also distorted sense of time, magical thinking, short-term memory loss, and anxiety and depression. Long term heavy use may result in ongoing paranoia as well as memory dysfunction with shrinkage of memory-related brain structures. Http://tinyurl. Com/lr7zmg5. ...Read more

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How can smoking weed effect people?

How can smoking weed effect people?

Variably: Possible effects of marijuana: anxiety, depression, fear, panic, delusions, hallucinations, losing touch with reality, inattentiveness, short-term memory problems, disturbances of thought processes. Fatigue, poor concentration, slowed reaction times & slowed problem solving. Some people develop a dry mouth, have a rapid heart rate or may feel hungry. Some people experience a pleasant effect. ...Read more

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Can smoking weed effect my birth control (one in the arm)?

Can smoking weed effect my birth control (one in the arm)?

Probably not: But it has not been studied enough to be sure. You are only 15. Inhaling any kind of smoke may cause damage manifested many years later. The younger the person the greater the risk of brain damage. You are growing up too fast. Enjoy your youth while you have it. It will not last long. I hope you don't waste it. ...Read more

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Can smoking weed effect a person with an underactive thyroid?

Can smoking weed effect a person with an underactive thyroid?

No it will not but: Smoking weed will not effect a person with underactive thyroid. But smoking weed can be harmful if smoked in excess and can be habit forming
discus with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is smoking weed bad for you?

Is smoking weed bad for you?

Yes: Smoking (inhaling smoke, which is full of lung irritants and cancer-causing chemicals) of any kind is unhealthy. Weed is illegal under U.S. Law, so one can be thrown in jail and/or convicted of a crime. Having a conviction has bad side effects, such as problems getting a new job or the inability to enter canada for a vacation. Jail has its own dangers such as getting beat up or sexually assaulted. ...Read more

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Is smoking weed bad for health?

Is smoking weed bad for health?

LUNGS: Deeply inhaling from a joint or a bong can most certainly affect the lungs. Plus, can you trust your supplier; what else is in there? ...Read more

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Is smoking weed better for you?

Is smoking weed better for you?

Better than what?: Possible effects of marijuana: anxiety, depression, fear, panic, delusions, paranoia, hallucinations, losing touch with reality, inattentiveness, short-term memory problems, disturbances of thought processes. Fatigue, poor concentration, slowed reaction times ; slowed problem solving. Some people develop a dry mouth, have a rapid heart rate or may feel hungry. ...Read more

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What is wrong with smoking weed?

What is wrong with smoking weed?

Gateway drug.: We generally consider marijuana a gateway drug. Relatively inexpensive, easy to find, societally pervasive and quite addictive. Leads people to seek out more hardcore drugs later on. Bad path to start going down. ...Read more

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What is wrong with smoking weed?

What is wrong with smoking weed?

Gateway drug.: We generally consider marijuana a gateway drug. Relatively inexpensive, easy to find, societally pervasive and quite addictive. Leads people to seek out more hardcore drugs later on. Bad path to start going down. ...Read more

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What is the downside to smoking weed?

What is the downside to smoking weed?

Just not worth risk: Secret: dealers lace weed w/ other drugs to get you hooked fast & hard. When I was in the ER, Philly had the deadliest weed in the country because it was always laced w/ high levels of fentanyl so people were OD'ing on opiates, not THC. I had another unfortunate patient who had the *worst* trip of her life because hers was laced w/ LSD. Here's the deal: real friends don't give/distribute drugs. ...Read more

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How does smoking weed affect my body?

How does smoking weed affect my body?

Here are some: Possible effects of marijuana: anxiety, depression, fear, panic, delusions, hallucinations, losing touch with reality, inattentiveness, short-term memory problems, disturbances of thought processes. Fatigue, poor concentration, slowed reaction times & slowed problem solving. Some people develop a dry mouth, have a rapid heart rate or may feel hungry. ...Read more

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What are the downsides of smoking weed?

What are the downsides of smoking weed?

Marijuana: An issue fraught with difficulty. There's not been hard science done. That is we don't know a lot of things. Most importantly although state laws change some places federal law has not changed this should be worrisome for anyone that thinks that they are using it legally.

Cons are it does have serious psychological effects for some people and it is really no better than smoking as far as lungs. ...Read more

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What are the downsides to smoking weed?

What are the downsides to smoking weed?

Just some of them: Possible effects of marijuana: anxiety, depression, fear, panic, delusions, paranoia, hallucinations, losing touch with reality, inattentiveness, short-term memory problems, disturbances of thought processes. Fatigue, poor concentration, slowed reaction times ; slowed problem solving. Some people develop a dry mouth, have a rapid heart rate or may feel hungry. ...Read more

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Can I get pneunmonia from smoking weed?

No: Very heavy use of marijuana, like very heavy use of tobacco, may increase the chance of bronchitis, which in some cases can lead to pneumonia, but even this would be very unusual. If you also smoke cigarettes, those are far more likely to open you up to lung infections than does marijuana. Consider pneumovax, h. Flu vaccine and influenza vaccines as well. ...Read more

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Are there any benefits for smoking weed?

Are there any benefits for smoking weed?

Depends...: Marijuana can help nausea associated with cancer treatment. Many people feel a sense of calm and there can be pain relief. However, it is a risk factor for developing psychosis and it takes away your motivation to engage in tasks needed to maintain a healthy life. It is thought to be a "gateway drug" that leads to use of other drugs of addiction and dependence. The risks outweigh the benefits! ...Read more

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Can smoking weed cause aniexty disorder?

Can smoking weed cause aniexty disorder?

Complicated: Weed does cause anxiety and can be quite severe in many people. Probably worse if you have an underlying predisposition or anxiety that can be exacerbated. Some users have mental health problems for years after using. Also causes depersonalization in some. However many people react differently. Unpredictable at this point. ...Read more

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Could quitting from smoking weed is hard?

Depends: There is a mild to moderate withdrawal from cannabis that heavy, regular smokers may get. In addition, people who are using marijuana to control anxiety may feel more anxiety when they stop. It is self-limited and will go away. If you have persistent problems, see your doctor to talk about alternatives, from various kinds of psychotherapies to use of other medications which may help (buspar). ...Read more

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Will smoking weed affect my mental health?

Will smoking weed affect my mental health?

MARIJUANA: It is important to note marijuana is classified as a hallucinogenic. It changes your brain chemistry while it is active in your system. Also, one of the side effects of THC (the active ingredient) is paranoia. Studies on long-term use have indicated the possibility of changes in mental health with some individuals. ...Read more

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Is smoking weed ok, does it ruin your life?

Is smoking weed ok, does it ruin your life?

Gateway drug.: We generally consider marijuana a gateway drug. Relatively inexpensive, easy to find, societally pervasive and quite addictive. Leads people to seek out more hardcore drugs later on. Bad path to start going down. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of smoking weed?

Pro's - it is: Beneficial in the treatment of some specific medical conditions. Con's - possible effects of marijuana: anxiety, depression, fear, panic, delusions, paranoia, hallucinations, losing touch with reality, inattentiveness, short-term memory problems, disturbances of thought processes. Fatigue, poor concentration, slowed reaction times ; slowed problem solving. ...Read more

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What are some bad things about smoking weed?

What are some bad things about smoking weed?

Pro's & Con's: Good - some medicinal qualities. Bad- anxiety, depression, fear, panic, delusions, hallucinations, losing touch with reality, inattentiveness, short-term memory problems, disturbances of thought processes. Fatigue, poor concentration, slowed reaction times & slowed problem solving. Some people develop a dry mouth, have a rapid heart rate or may feel hungry. ...Read more

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Is smoking weed considered that bad for you?

It depends: If you have bipolar mood disorder or schizophrenia, marijuana can aggravate those illnesses. Children and early adolescents often are unsettled by the drug's psychological and behavioral effects. Otherwise, the major risks in healthy adults are lung problems and loss of energy and motivation in very heavy users. Some data suggest lower sperm count and weight gain, but usually not enough to notice. ...Read more

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What risks are associated with smoking weed?

Many: Possible effects of marijuana: anxiety, depression, fear, panic, delusions, hallucinations, losing touch with reality, inattentiveness, short-term memory problems, disturbances of thought processes. Fatigue, poor concentration, slowed reaction times & slowed problem solving. Some people develop a dry mouth, have a rapid heart rate or may feel hungry. ...Read more

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What are the health effects of smoking weed?

What are the health effects of smoking weed?

Depends on who you: Talk to. Health benefits that are touted are anti-nausea effect and increased appetite, leading to use of both marijuana and THC-containing medication (Marinol) for patients undergoing cancer treatment, or with HIV or hepatitis. It also lowers intraocular pressure in some cases of glaucoma. It may reduce neuropathic pain and certain kinds of seizures. SE's include bronchitis, sedation, anxiety. ...Read more

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How long will smoking weed stay in my system?

How long will smoking weed stay in my system?

It depends: Depending on how frequently you use marijuana, it can be detected in urine for 5 to 90 days. It's stored in fat, and will stay there even if you're of normal weight. It will remain in your hair follicles for about 90 days also. ...Read more

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How can smoking weed not make you gain weight?

How can smoking weed not make you gain weight?

I have never heard: It had that effect. Many people feel hungry after use of cannabis & eat more. ...Read more

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What are the consequence of smoking weed at 60?

What are the consequence of smoking weed at 60?

Worsened cognition: It has enough interference with concentration and memory that it could make functioning all that more difficult down the road. Furthermore, there is an association of pot with mood and anxiety disorder development, so make sure that there is no family history of that or the risk is higher. ...Read more

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Is smoking weed bad or another dumb boomer thing?

Is smoking weed bad or another dumb boomer thing?

Addiction= disease: Smoking weed may be harmful in a number of ways. It is neither bad nor dumb. Mutual support may be useful. Consider marijuana anonymous. ...Read more

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